Imagine you were a big NBA fan and were posed this question. Which NBA player goaltended his own team's buzzer-beating shot attempt after the buzzer sounded, thereby preventing his team from winning?â†µ
Something tells me you'd guess "Samuel Dalembert" pretty quickly. The dude's been in the league for eight years and still makes plays that 15-year-olds would avoid. Case in point: last night's game against the Mavericks. Fast forward to the 49-second mark to see Dalembert swat away teammate Andre Iguodala's game-winning three-point attempt.
Dalembert apparently thought the shot was an alley-oop, Iguodala was apparently pissed (who wouldn't be) and coach Eddie Jordan somehow found a way to defend Dalembert's decision by saying the shot was going to miss anyway. Guys, need I remind you that there were just 1.4 seconds left in the game. (*cues Herm Edwards voice). Hello!
Dysfunction, thy name is 76ers. I hope nobody is still wondering why they're 5-13, have lost seven in a row, are desperate enough to give Allen Iverson a chance and have so little fan support that one blogger is starting a Bill Simmons-like campaign to become the team's head coach.